The I Matter First Course 


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Welcome!  The I Matter First Course offers an introduction to I Matter thinking intended for professionals, or parents-carers or young people who are interested in learning more aboout an I Matter relationship health approach to child and adult wellbeing

The I Matter Framework is something to study over time so the First Course starts with some general principles. We offer this programme via member schools and services.

The I Matter First Course 

The intention of the course is to start conversations about the importance of the Adult-Child relationship in wellbeing and about the important role of the adult.   It introduces the I Matter Model as a foundation for relationship health practice

The First Course includes a Getting Started Workshop and the Essentials of Attachment email course with options for further local discussions.
The purpose is to start local discussions and support relationship building
Some will be interested in joining the Community Wheel

The content of the First Course includes

  • Background - Understanding the need
  • Symptoms of Stress and Symptoms of Wellbeing
  • Introducing the I Matter Model
  • The Essentials of Attachment

Learning Outcomes of the FIrst Course

  • Understand what is meant by 'the missing link'
  • Organise symptoms of stress and symptoms of wellbeing
  • Describe the I Matter Model 
  • Know how to use the Nuggets and Gems process.

If you have questions please contact-us

Here is what professionals and parents have said

I have liked so many aspects of the I Matter Training. It has given me much more clarity, confidence and strength to help myself and my child. I can only sing its praises in every way. It has made a huge difference to how I see myself, my situation and my children and has given me the tools to be a better parent/coach for my children. It has also helped in other areas of my life such as work. Parent of children aged 5-11yrs

This training has taught me way more than I could have imagined, I love it!       Foster Carer

This training has changed the way I practice at work and in my home relationships. I have enjoyed learning online and found the modules manageable with enough to be stimulating.  I really enjoyed the dynamic of the group - it was interesting hearing everyone's varied experiences.   The changes I have made have benefited me personally, and my family and my professional role.  I want to carry on and learn more.     General Practitioner who completed Core and Extended Learning Journey

"If more professionals understood the implications of the I Matter Framework the impact would be huge on our practices.   I am excited to be part of making a difference"   Professional in Education